Features & Resources

June 7, 2022

A red ribbon day at Skwo:wech Elementary

The celebrations around the new Skwo:wech Elementary continue as the school hosted a formal red ribbon event yesterday!

A small group of community leaders, staff, students and parents filled the gym and enjoyed a series of short speeches more

April 20, 2022

Climate Action in action

At every school in our District there are many amazing examples of how educators are working hard to get kids learning about and engaged in Climate Action initiatives: from the community gardens kids are tending at our schools to the bees hives more

March 8, 2022

Building their business sense: young women as entrepreneurs

Grade 8 student Jianna DeJesus said she felt scared at first, but learning how to use the drills and saws got much more comfortable as she and her group moved through the process of creating wooden necklaces to sell at the Fraser River Middle more

February 10, 2022

Physical literacy: getting kids moving

If you’re a parent or anyone who works with kids, you know how important it is to get kids moving. Whether it’s about burning off extra energy, getting blood flowing, or just moving our bodies through the day, it can all improve more

November 23, 2021

Understanding and opportunities: the diversity and inclusion review

The drivers and goals

In the Spring of 2019, the Board of Education for New Westminster Schools took a formal stand against the wave of racism and discrimination that was dominating news cycles in Canada and the US, alongside other organizations more

October 8, 2021

Learning at the centre of Orange Shirt Week

If you’re a parent or staff member at a New Westminster school, you’ve received a few emails likely about Orange Shirt Day (and what was our first Orange Shirt Week, as we work to create more substantial opportunities to honour and more

October 8, 2021

Introduction and reflection from our new District Vice-Principal for Indigenous Education

Some of you may know Connie Swan from her work with our Indigenous Education Team over the last year. We’re excited to announce that she has stepped into an important new role in the District, as she is now the District Vice-Principal for more

September 10, 2021

Good Things are Happening: 2020-21 in review

In their end of year letter, Chair Gurveen Dhaliwal and Superintendent Karim Hachlaf outlined some of the remarkable aspects of the school year year 2020-21, focusing on thanking all those who made this year’s many successes more

July 14, 2021

Starting Kindergarten?

As parents, we worry. We worry about things we’ve done, things we’ve not done and then all the things (that we may or may not have control over) that may affect our children.

And one of those common worries and questions we more

July 7, 2021

Summer slide: Tips and resources

Worried about your child’s learning through the summer? Looking for ways to incorporate some practical activities and learning opportunities into slow summer days? The below article and resources have been put together by our District more